Flashcards in ✅Case Study - Typhoon Haiyan 2013 Deck (35)
Where did the typhoon originate?
South China Sea, the Philippines
When did the typhoon occur?
Why were storm surges increased?
Sea levels have risen by 20cm since 1990
Why was Tacloban particularly at risk?
It is at the edge of a bay and water was funnelled in during the storm surge, more than 4m high
Why were water levels in the Philippines higher?
Combined with rising sea levels, excess groundwater lead to the land sinking
How many people were killed?
How many people were affected?
How many were left homeless?
How many people were displaced?
Why were there so many casualties?
Due to a lack of aid in the area
Why did disease spread so easily?
Likely due to lack of food, water and shelter
How much did the damage cost?
What major crops were destroyed?
Major rice and sugar areas
How many hectares of land were affected?
How much did the farm damage cost?
What environmental losses were seen?
Forests were lost and widespread flooding
What was leaked into ecosystems?
Oil and sewerage
Why were pollution levels higher?
Due to lack of sanitation
What did the government declare?
A state of national emergency
How did the number of workers in the Tacloban government change?
Went from 2500 workers to 70
How many people were given food assistance?
How many temporary learning site were set up?
How many children were screened for malnutrition?
How many households received basic emergency shelter materials?
How many families received solar lanterns?
What services were provided?
Healthcare, food and water
How was disease prevented?
Hundreds of thousands of children were vaccinated
How many families were given seeds?
How many were given fertilisers to grow crops?
80,000 with the aim of feeding 800,000